In Illinois, stopping for pedestrians in crosswalks is the law. Yet many drivers routinely ignore the law, sometimes causing serious injuries.
At Cavanagh Law Group, we have developed a focus on accidents between drivers and pedestrians. We fully support Chicago's goal of reducing pedestrian deaths on our streets to zero in 10 years. One of the ways we do this is by holding violators accountable through our civil justice system when they kill or injure innocent pedestrians. Our lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for accident victims in Chicago and throughout Illinois.
Injured in a crosswalk accident? Contact our attorneys today for a free case evaluation.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Chicago
Crosswalk accidents resulting in serious injuries or fatalities continue to climb in Chicago and many cities. A significant number of these accidents occur when pedestrians are hit by turning vehicles that fail to stop for pedestrians who are crossing at a green light. Other causes of crosswalk accidents include:
- Drivers who ignore or disregard crosswalks;
- Drivers who run stoplights;
- Drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians at intersections;
- Distracted drivers talking or texting on cellphones; and
- Drunk drivers.
To protect your right to full compensation following an accident, it's important to seek the advice of an experienced attorney. If the driver does not have enough insurance to pay for your damages, or if you were struck by a hit-and-run driver, our lawyers can help you seek coverage from your uninsured or underinsured driver coverage.
Contact Our Cook County Pedestrian Injury Attorneys
For more information about how to protect your rights after an accident, contact our Chicago crosswalk accident attorneys at 312-425-1900 or by e-mail.